Haydn Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:18
Dvorák Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 51
Schubert Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout”
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, Violin; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
Schumann Quartet: Erik Schumann, Violin; Ken Schumann, Violin; Liisa Randalu,Viola; Mark Schumann, Cello
Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 7:15pm
Talk will be begin at 7:15pm featuring:
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Wu Han, Piano
Erik Schumann, Violin
Liisa Randalu, Viola
Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
CMS’s Summer Warmth program is highlighted by Haydn’s serene Trio in A major and Dvořák’s bohemian inspired Op. 51 String Quartet. Closing the evening is Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet, a masterpiece composed for friends, based on a song about a fish.
Haydn’s A major Piano Trio entrusts the bulk of the musical material to the piano, which was gaining popularity in the 1790s as the center of home entertainment.
Dvořák’s E-flat Quartet is deeply imbued with the spirit and style of the music of his native Bohemia. For instance, the second-movement Dumka is modelled on a traditional Slavic folk ballad describing heroic deeds.
The commissioner of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet was an ardent admirer of his music and he insisted that the quintet include one of his favorite songs, Schubert’s “The Trout.”
Read more here:
- Schubert: 20 facts about the great composer: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/schubert/guides/schubert-20-facts-about-great-composer/
- The Trout Quintet: Schubert at his most natural, unaffected and carefree: https://csosoundsandstories.org/the-trout-quintet-schubert-at-his-most-natural-unaffected-and-carefree/